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Terrell Suggs wants to play on Sunday in Houston

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When Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs practiced on Wednesday for the first time since suffering a torn Achilles tendon during the offseason, the initial word was that he’d need at least a few weeks before he’d be ready to play. But Suggs thinks he’ll be ready a lot sooner than that.

In fact, Suggs is hoping and expecting to play on Sunday in Houston, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Suggs is confident enough that he can go on Sunday that his family and friends are making their travel plans to get to the Ravens-Texans game.

Whether the Ravens think Suggs is ready is a different question: The team will need to be confident that Suggs can play in a game without any setbacks, and confident that he’s in good enough shape to play after a long layoff in which he has reportedly gained weight. But Suggs apparently thinks he’s ready to go, and ready to go right now.

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  1. The Buffer Zone says: Oct 18, 2012 9:19 AM

    Man- he is a beast!

    How many people truly thought he’d be back on the fuels by now? I thought it was big talk from someone who has never had a big injury…

    I’m happily proven wrong.

  2. ravenator says: Oct 18, 2012 9:19 AM

    Wow, what a quick return. Keep on hating haters. Where are all those that said he’s done for the year? Before when he was injured squealer fans admitted he was a beast and wreaked havoc on their offense. Now I bet those same people say hes overrated.

    He will definitely help the D. The rest of you can sit back and watch the Ravens continue to win as the mediocre and average .500 or worse teams fall in line.

  3. monsterscream says: Oct 18, 2012 9:21 AM

    Que TJ Yates…

  4. southpaw2k says: Oct 18, 2012 9:28 AM

    I’m not surprised at all that he wants to play in Houston, especially since it’s such a big game for the Ravens. While I’m sure he’s kept up with his workout regimen during his rehab, I really doubt he’s in football playing condition right now. I’d much rather him come back to play in Cleveland after the bye week.

  5. napoleonblownapart6887 says: Oct 18, 2012 9:30 AM

    If he plays this Sunday the Ravens would be smart to use him only on passing downs. While the ankle may feel fine, he could very easily strain a calf or a hammy or something by overworking it.

    With Webb and Ray out they need this guy more than ever… they shouldn’t risk him for an extended period, even if this is a huge game from a potential playoff seeding perspective.

  6. greglloydrules says: Oct 18, 2012 9:36 AM

    That’s obviously not going to happen. I know he would love to play, and that’s really what he’s saying. Keep rushing your return. What’s bad for your knee is bad for the Ratbirds and better for the Steelers. With all the injuries now mounting and Ed Reed not knowing which body part is which, that 5-1 record is not looking as good as it looks. It’s not it has looked good. Ratbirds have a huge horseshoe up their A$$ and the Texans are going to remove it this weekend.

  7. ragingyinzer says: Oct 18, 2012 9:41 AM

    PLEASE rush back, Mushmouth! The sooner you come back the sooner you’ll get hurt again!

  8. riggz91 says: Oct 18, 2012 9:42 AM

    As some1 who has ruptured an Achilles I was one of those ppl who never thought he would be able to make it back this year. Can’t believe he got the tendon to full strength and got all the muscle back in his leg that quickly, definitely a st8 beast. I’m sure some HGH helped him out a bit tho.

  9. keepingitrealdumb says: Oct 18, 2012 9:45 AM

    is there any team in the NFL who feels more ‘entitled’ to be the superbowl champs, and makes it well-known that they feel this way, than these ravens?

    and then displays childish tantrums of frustration when they don’t make it each and every year?

  10. moagecu says: Oct 18, 2012 9:54 AM

    Ravens may lose. they will still be 1.5 games ahead of Steelers….if the Steelers can beat the Bengals, but that’s not guaranteed considering how bad they’ve looked this year

  11. Giantspunk213 says: Oct 18, 2012 9:56 AM

    It’s great he wants to play but the last thing the ravens need right now is their best pass rusher coming back from an injury way too soon and having a setback.

  12. camdenyard says: Oct 18, 2012 10:03 AM

    This is crazy talk. He won’t be in a game before mid-November.

  13. joetoronto says: Oct 18, 2012 10:03 AM

    I was one of the few that said he’d be back.

    Love him or hate him, you have to admire his desire and passion for the game and his teammates.

    Terrell Suggs is alright with me.

  14. favoritefootballteamrelatedname says: Oct 18, 2012 10:10 AM

    Haters can keep hating! Everyone’s is just angry cause we are one of 2 teams in AFC that actually have a WINNING record! Keep hating!

  15. ahostiletakeover says: Oct 18, 2012 10:34 AM

    I’d rather he take this week and the bye week off and come back after that, he was a very LIMITED participant in yesterday’s practice, no way he is ready to go Sunday. At least that way he can get back into the practice groove and really evaluate how it feels before rushing back and re-injurung it.

  16. texansdude says: Oct 18, 2012 10:36 AM

    I also admire his desire to play, and with all respect to his talents, hope he is not rushing himself back, and possibly forcing something even worse upon himself. That’s the honest truth, Ravens fans.

  17. ud1hens says: Oct 18, 2012 10:53 AM

    I love his competitive nature wanting to get back but with a bye week next week he doesn’t need to push the envelope this week. Even a healthy Ravens team would be in for a tough game @ Houston. I’d rather him wait another couple weeks. They have winnable games coming up anyway. Next week is a bye week, then @ Cleveland, then at home vs Oakland. Get healthy, get in football shape, and come back full strength Sunday night @ Pittsburgh.

  18. ballinmore says: Oct 18, 2012 10:57 AM

    Don’t want him to rush back but why does everyone think he had the same Achilles injury as say Jason Peters? He never ruptured it and it was always listed as a slight tear. I’d prefer he sits until after the Cleveland game myself but you never know with Sizzle.

  19. jamaltimore says: Oct 18, 2012 11:05 AM

    Sizzle ain’t playing Sunday but he’ll play before long and that means bad things for other teams. His wife was at the cowboys game, doesn’t mean he played in it and Harboh ain’t rushing him back with all the other injuries piling up. We get a bye week after this game and worst case 5-2 record which is just fine based on weakness of old and tired steelers and the we never make playoffs 2 years in a row bengals.

  20. willbrownimaging says: Oct 18, 2012 11:13 AM

    If I was Harbaugh, I’d keep Suggs on the shelf until after the bye. That gives him another 2 1/2 weeks to get his legs under him, and hopefully shed a few of those lbs. that he put on while he was laid up.

    Additionally, if Ngata’s MCL sprain is more than just a small tweak, I’d consider sitting him for the Houston game as well. The defense has been playing poorly enough as it is, but if Ngata pushes it and is out for any significant time, it will be even worse.

    Winning against Houston IN Houston is going to be a tall order at full strength. You don’t ever want to concede a game, but Baltimore is going to need both of these guys for the long haul if they’re going to have a shot at going deep into the playoffs.

  21. malvord13 says: Oct 18, 2012 11:24 AM

    Ya and I wanna play Sunday too

  22. htxhomeofthetexans says: Oct 18, 2012 11:46 AM

    these ravens fans and Tsizz are ridiculous, even if he does play do all of yall actually think he will be effective?? this is week 7 he is nowhere near mid season form texans are. even the article states there are sources saying he he as gained weight and he is expected to come in and win this and save the season?! whats the point of putting him in if the texans are gonna run arian and tate all day??

  23. boyshole25 says: Oct 18, 2012 12:01 PM

    Guy is beasty flat out beasty

  24. sixlombardisinyourface says: Oct 18, 2012 12:11 PM

    Obviously the team is desperate giving up 200 yards or more on the ground with Lewis and Webb in the last how many games and on the road against Houston and Foster ? Foster torched them in the playoffs last season on the ground and in the air. By all means hurry Suggs back into the game. He hasn’t played a down in how long ? How many snaps before he tears the Achilles again ? It’s desperation time in Nevermore…….

  25. titansbro says: Oct 18, 2012 12:15 PM

    I actually like Suggs as a player but if he ready to go this fast, then isn’t it obvious he’s using HGH?

  26. raymondtx says: Oct 18, 2012 12:23 PM

    Why stop there? Go ahead and play Ray Lewis and Webb while they are at it.

  27. originalsteelcurtain says: Oct 18, 2012 12:36 PM

    Go Suggsie, rush to get back and help your team.

  28. htown1035 says: Oct 18, 2012 12:49 PM

    Suggs refuted the report from Adam Schefter. Wouldn’t rule out playing but says there’s no plan. Family not going to Houston.

    Terrell Suggs on this morning’s report: “If it didn’t come from coach Harbaugh or myself, then it’s really not a credible source.”

    Terrell Suggs on potentially playing Sunday: “There’s no plan in place. Got to take it day-by-day.”

    On playing Sunday: “I was really going to take it down to the minute. We’ll all decide. Right now, we’re just feeling it out.”

    So that’s that.

  29. steelerfansareretards says: Oct 18, 2012 12:57 PM

    titansbro says: Oct 18, 2012 12:15 PM
    I actually like Suggs as a player but if he ready to go this fast, then isn’t it obvious he’s using HGH?

    Not at all. Doctors said after surgery that recovery time would take 6-12 months. October would be right around 6 months. Doctors also said that when they went in to repair the tendon that it was actually in much better shape then the MRI indicated. I believe at the time they originally were calling it a complete tear. But when Doctors went in they said it was only a slight partial tear.

    The guy is still a beast but the recovery hasn’t been unhuman like.

  30. billhicks666 says: Oct 18, 2012 1:01 PM

    As a Texans fan, I hope Suggs does try to play this Sunday. It’s way too soon, and there’s a good chance he’ll suffer a setback if he goes too hard. Don’t ever like to see a player hurt, but I doubt Suggs will be the least bit effective this soon.

  31. gurkharavens says: Oct 18, 2012 1:15 PM

    As much I love the Ravens, I would want T-Sizzle to be back and strengthen the Ravens D. But it would be a lot better if he took his time to recover and not hurry things. When you do come…. Come back GREAT!!!!

  32. dowhatifeellike says: Oct 18, 2012 1:45 PM

    He’s not playing football, he’s just playing mind games with Houston. There’s no chance his cardio is up to snuff coming off an achilles injury.

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